LAS VEGAS – Wednesday was yet another day of boxing fun and folly. There may be more colorful sports on the day of the actual competition. But there is none better than boxing during the run-up. These guys could make a turtle race sound like a Super Bowl.
MEET the true Joys in women’s basketball—Love Joy, Lyla Joy and Leah Joy Sto. Domingo from Sto. Nino in Marikina.
The eldest, Love Joy, 19, plays for the University of the East women’s team.
In her four-year stint under Coach Ai Lebornio, she has already made a name for herself, winning the Rookie of the Year award four years ago and late last year, got herself an early birthday and Christmas gift as she was selected in the UAAP’s Mythical Five, together with National University’s trio of MVP Afril Bernardino, finals’ MVP Gemma Miranda, and Jack Danielle Animam, together with De La Salle University’s Mary Snow Penaranda.
North Vancouver - If the Philippines follows the US law on citizenship, Tim Tebow, former Heisman Trophy Awardee and former Denver Bronco’s quarterback would have been a natural-born Filipino citizen. Tim was born in Makati, Philippines but the Republic follows “jus sanguinis,” which is citizenship by blood and not where you were born.
LAS VEGAS via YSA - Many attribute the Pambansang Kamao’s success to his tragic past. Some say he is victorious because of his faith. Others think it’s his family that keeps him on top of the game.
Jamaica's boxing fans are still at a loss for words, since hearing that their favourite international boxing star, Nicholas 'The Axeman' Walters, lost his World Boxing Association (WBA) Featherweight Super Champion title on the scale in New York last week.
Walters was scheduled to meet Colombian Miguel Marriaga in a 12-round title fight at the Madison Square Garden Theatre on Saturday, June 13, but at the Friday afternoon weigh-in, he was a pound over the 126 pound limit, and forfeited the title immediately.
#13 IBF Tony Harrison (24-1, 20 KOs) gave #8 IBF Sergey Rabchenko (27-2, 20 KOs) a boxing lesson tonight in totally outclassing him and stopping him in the 9th round on Saturday night in their IBF junior middleweight title eliminator at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
With today being a holiday, I thought I’d drop some knowledge on all you boxing fans in putting together my accurate top 10 light welterweights in the sport. I’ve checked out the top 10 from Ring Magazine and ESPN and I was disappointed and the names and the rankings for fighters.
Former WBA junior middleweight champion Austin “No Doubt” Trout (30-3, 17 KOs) wonders if Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (48-1-1, 34 KOs) is ever going to fight IBF/IBO/WBA/WBC middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (36-0, 33 KOs) or not. Trout, 31, notes that Canelo is saying that he’ll fight Golovkin in September of next year rather than right now.
Earlier today, unbeaten IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Tyson Fury (25-0, 18 KOs) was a no-show for his scheduled press conference with challenger Wladimir Klitschko (64-4, 53 Kos) for their rematch next month on October 29 at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, England.
Tyson Fury is saying that IBF/WBA heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn has already set aside April 2018 for a fight between the two giant heavyweights next year. The only things that needs to happen before that fight can materialize is for Fury to get his boxing license boxing with the BBBofC and he needs to be cleared with the UK Anti-Doping people.
Fury had a meeting with UKAD on Monday to see if he can get clearance to fight. He’s still waiting for the results of that hearing. UKAD will likely make an announcement soon. It would be bad news for Fury’s career if they rule against him.
LAS VEGAS via ANAGEN - “I have high respect for the legend,” says World Boxing Organization Welterweight Champion Jessie Vargas, referring to his opponent on November 5, the only eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao.
Top Rank will be distributing the November 5 fight between WBO welterweight champion Jessie Vargas and Manny Pacquiao on pay-per-view without the help of their longtime partner HBO. The network passed on the option of televising the Vargas-Pacquiao fight.
WBO super featherweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko (8-1, 6 KOs) put on a boxing clinic in giving former WBA 130lb champion Jason Sosa (20-2-4, 15 KOs) a beating in stopping him at the end of the 9th round on Saturday night at the MGM National Harbor, in Oxon Hill, Maryland. The fight was stopped by Sosa’s trainer at the end of the 9th round. He didn’t want Sosa to continue to soak up needless punishment at the hands of Lomachenko.
Describe your relationship with Freddie Roach. How much has Freddie Roach helped you?
"When I first met Freddie Roach in his gym in Hollywood I saw a man who was fully committed to his job. I saw that this was the job of his entire life.
Andre Ward (31-0 15ko’s) and Sergey Kovalev (30-1-1 26ko’s) will battle once again in Las Vegas to determine the true Light-Heavyweight king and grab P4P glory. The venue may have changed but the needle between the two certainly has not, with both fighters claiming success from the first fight and foreseen success in the second.
Light heavyweight contender Andre Ward’s tune-up fight against #10 WBA Alexander Brand (25-1, 19 KOs) is little over a week away and very few boxing fans are talking about the Ward-Brand fight. Instead, the fans are discussing Ward’s scheduled fight against IBF/WBA/WBO light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev, who Ward (29-0, 15 KOs) is supposed to be facing on November 19 if he beats Brand.
Andre Ward vs. Alexander Brand will be televised this Saturday night on HBO Boxing at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. Ward, 32, wants to show off what he can do to the boxing fans that will be tuning in to see the contest. Brand is a real long shot to get the victory in this fight because he’s slower, less skilled a lot older than Ward at 39.
Sergey Kovalev and Andre Ward appear to have cleared their impasse for the venue for their November 19 fight. According to Lance Pugmire of the LA Times, the Ward vs. Kovalev fight looks to be headed to the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. This is the same venue that the two fighters were originally supposed to be fighting.
This Saturday’s contest between former super middleweight champion Andre Ward (30-0, 15 KOs) and IBF/WBA/WBO 175lb champion Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev (30-0-1, 26 KO) is a classic example of a boxer vs. the puncher type of fight at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Trainer Virgil Hunter thinks Andre Ward (30-0, 15 KOs) won’t get credit if he beats IBF/WBA/WBO light heavyweight champion Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev (30-0-1, 26 KOs) in their fight on November 19. Hunter thinks that people in the boxing world will give Isaac Chilemba credit for creating the blueprint in how to beat Kovalev in their fight last July.
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